TO SAVE OR NOT TO SAVE – WELLINGTON’S BIG QUESTION

 

With tremors predicted to rattle Christchurch for years to come, Wellington City councillors are looking to increase the capital’s earthquake resilience. The latest report on Wellington’s earthquake risk raises concerns about the 166 heritage buildings with unreinforced masonry and highlights the importance of human safety above historical preservation. Councillors will soon be faced with the difficult task of ranking heritage buildings in Wellington, to determine which ones should be protected and which ones are not worth keeping. It is expected that seismic strengthening will be a high priority in the city and plans currently include the Category I listed Town Hall & Municipal building with an expected $30 million upgrade (see J115033 for further project details).

Source: Dominion Post, 25 February 2012 (HD)


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